15 office prank ideas to show your coworkers who’s really the boss

Be on the lookout because April 1 is fast approaching.

In this world of prank or be pranked, you want to make sure you come out on top. So here are 15 genius ideas for your very own April Fools’ Day office prank.

We cannot guarantee that you won’t need to “have a conversation” with your superior after pulling one of these, but they’re really funny. You can decide whether or not you want to unleash your inner Jim Halpert for a day.

1. Fill your boss’s office with balloons.

This one is a classic and never gets old, except to the person who’s office you are filling.

We actually did this prank at our offices, as the above photo suggests. From experience, we would highly recommend.

2. Turn your coworker’s desk around.

This one only works if you work at a place with movable desks. However, it is simple, quick, and relatively harmless.

Literally all you have to do is turn the desk around so that all drawers are facing away from where the chair normally would be. In order make the desk still look like it’s facing the right way, make sure to shift any desktop items to their proper places on the desk and ensure the chair is where it usually is. With any luck, your coworker won’t realize their desk is backwards at all until they have to get something from one of their drawers and then they’ll discover the drawer isn’t there anymore.

3. Plaster their desk area with pictures of either their favorite or least favorite thing.

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A certain level of dedication is needed to pull this one off, but the results definitely speak for themselves. There are also two directions you can go with this prank depending on your feelings about the coworker you decide to make your target.

If you are fond of the coworker, why not decorate their desk space with things they love, like puppies and doughnuts? And if you don’t, you could always go with the thing that causes them mortal fear. Nothing like terror to start off a work day.